Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Talented Kids

I have some of the most talented students here at Dover Elementary.  I love it when they share their talent with me!  This is a sweet 4th grader.  She is such a hard worker and is playing so great.
 
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fun with Centers!



Every year we spend the first 2 weeks of May doing Music Centers.  Some are educational, some are just for fun!  We wait all year for this!


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There are 3 PEOPLE in the pic above. 
Do you see the hidden 2nd grader?!?!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Word of the Week Challenge

Each week we learn a Word of the Week.  Last week was our last week to learn a word.  We have learned 48 words!!

This week we are doing a review game/competition.  The students must work as a class to match all 48 words with the definition. 

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It also happens to be State Testing week.  So, several of our classes had to miss music.

 Here is and time for the classes that were able to participate:


2nd Grade


Widner - 5 min. 59 seconds

Williams- 7 min. 22 seconds


3rd Grade

                                 Race  -  6 min. 37 seconds 



Young -  5 min. 05 seconds


4th Grade

    Aday  -  3 min. 41 seconds


                                   Arivett-  3 min. 24seconds









Ode to A Marshmallow

This week is full of fun!  We are nearing the end of school (4 more music classes!!)

First grade is singing Ode to A Marshmallow.  It is a super fun song from Music K-8!

We made campfires from boomwhackers and pretended to roast marshmallows while we sang!



  

We also sang a song about Balloons!   
 
 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Folk Dance Fun!

This week in Music Class is the letter Z week for Kindergarten!!  Every week we learn a different song for a letter of the alphabet.  We have been working hard for 26 weeks and are SUPER excited to be singing the Z song!


We are also  Folk Dancing!!
Kindergarten and First Grade are doing the Flower Dance 💮
Check out this Kindergarten class!  (It is suuuuuuuuper cute!)
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2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade are doing an Irish Folk Dance called Bridge of Athlone.  Check out this 4th grade class!  (They are cute, too!😉)

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On the way back to class, I happened to notice a couple of these guys with a fancy headpiece...
They crack me up.  :D

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Time Signature & Frogs!

Last week our Word of the Week was Time Signature.  This is a brand new word that we have never learned before!  Here is the song that we use to help us remember!

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In 2nd Grade we also read a great book called Jump Frog Jump.

 
And, played along on a super cool instrument called the
Frog Guiro.
 
 
Mrs. Bryant's Class had a special friend who wanted to join in.  :)
 
Then, we sang 5 Little Speckled Frogs with some neat jumping frogs!  Check out this video to see the fun we had!
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Low Rider

Last week in Music Class, 3rd and 4th Grade played along with a super cool song from the 70's called Low Rider. 
Here are a couple of classes!
 
(Kristin Lukow is who created this wonderful play along activity.  She is a great elementary music teacher in Nebraska!  Look for her on Facebook & YouTube!)
 
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Videographer for this class was "Joe".  :)
 
 
 
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Yankee Doodle Dance

Every week in Kindergarten we learn a song for the letter of the alphabet.  Last week we learned the Y song - Yankee Doodle.  We also do a dance to this song. 
 
Here are a group of 1st graders doing the Yankee Doodle Dance!
 
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Percussion Family

This week we are learning about the
Percussion Family!
Check out these videos that we watched in class.
Class Notes Percussion Family
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Louisville Leopards Percussion Ensemble Play Led Zeppelin

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Stomp Newspapers

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Strings Family

This week we are learning about the Strings Family of instruments!

Here are a few videos that we are watching in class.

Class Notes - Strings
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House of Sound - Strings

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Joyous Quintet - Little Big Shots

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Brass Family!

This week we are learning about Brass Instruments!  Brass instruments are long tubes that are curled up.  To make a sound, you must "Buzz" your lips into the mouthpiece.

Here are the videos that we are watching in class.

Class Notes - Brass
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House of Sound - Brass
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Pelican 212 Brass Ensemble on Little Big Shots!
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How It's Made - French Horn
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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Woodwind Family Of Instruments

During the month of March, we will be learning about the 4 Instrument Families!

This week, we are learning about the Woodwind instruments.  

Here are the videos that we will be watching.


Class Notes - "Finding the Right Instrument for You:  The Woodwinds Family"
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House of Sound - Woodwinds
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mrs. Land plays guitar!!!!

Did you know that Mrs. Land can play the guitar?!?!
Last week she stopped by my room and picked up my guitar and started playing!   I was surprised! So, I grabbed my phone and started recording!


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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Happy New Year!

It's been a really long time since I've made a post!!  So, here is an update on what has been going on at Dover Elementary!

4th grade has begun Recorder Karate and they are doing great!



January is Elvis Month!  K-3 are learning about Elvis!!  He's a favorite around here.  Check out the Elvis tab above for our favorite videos!





This week in 2nd-4th, our Word(s) of the Week are Whole Note, Half Note, Quarter Note, and Eighth Note.  We are watching this video to help us better understand these notes!